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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 10:16 PM

I finally got to pick my WH trailer and leaf collection system that I bought a couple months ago close to my MIL & FIL place in N.C. I am very happy with how it looks. The trailer is like new, but the vinyl is going to need to be repaired or replaced.

 

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 04:57 AM

very cool. I like it...I'm sure you can make it just as you need.



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Posted January 03, 2013 - 05:00 AM

Very nice find! I have just so many leaves, been looking for "your" newest setup.

 

Trailer looks great too! My grandchildren would love it!  :wave:



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Posted January 03, 2013 - 05:37 AM

That's a nice looking collection system, Brian. I'm sure you'll have it working good before summer is over.



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Posted January 03, 2013 - 09:00 AM

Nice acquisition Brian! Will you do the vinyl yourself, or have a professional make a copy?



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Posted January 03, 2013 - 09:21 PM

Nice acquisition Brian! Will you do the vinyl yourself, or have a professional make a copy?

 

Steve, I am going to check and see what it will run to have it repro'd to look like the original, I'll get it done. $$ will be a major factor.



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 11:50 AM

I have figured out that I am missing something on this system. I know the bar on the front of the blower frame goes on the rear quick attach on the axle and it sit on the draw bar. Where does this drive from, the Hydro input by adding another pulley or does it go all the way to the engine PTO pulley. If it goes to the PTO, I will need another belt guard to keep my left leg from being eaten up by the belt. I can't find any manual of this set up and wondered if anyone has a manual for it. Here is the ID tag on the Vac frame.

 

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Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:45 AM

I have figured out that I am missing something on this system. I know the bar on the front of the blower frame goes on the rear quick attach on the axle and it sit on the draw bar. Where does this drive from, the Hydro input by adding another pulley or does it go all the way to the engine PTO pulley. If it goes to the PTO, I will need another belt guard to keep my left leg from being eaten up by the belt. I can't find any manual of this set up and wondered if anyone has a manual for it. Here is the ID tag on the Vac frame.

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If I am looking at it right, you need the same pulley that goes with the rototiller. The pulley that goes in the middle tach-a-matic.

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 09:26 PM

Started mounting the vac system on my Auto14 today. Put the rear quick attach on the differential. I moved the right side running board out to allow the PTO belt to go from the PTO clutch to the fan drive. I have to make up a couple idler pulleys to allow the belt to miss the axle. I will also have to make up a belt guard that goes next to the Transaxle belt guard and fill the gap at the foot rest.

 

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Posted May 13, 2013 - 07:17 AM

Here is a photo of the tiller drive. Photo #2 is a homemade version.

 


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 07:03 PM

Had some time today to work on the idler bracket to keep the belt from rubbing on the bottom of the axle. Went to TSC. and picked up 3 1/4" idler pulley to mount on the bracket and a couple different length belts, I will return the wrong one tomorrow. Still need to break a guard out of sheet metal to cover the belt. Here's a few photos,  

 

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 08:11 PM

Brian, you know what's going to happen if you return those belts, right?

You'll need one of them next week, for something else.

And, even if you don't, chances are, that sooner or later, maybe in

9 or 10 years from now, Bill(or whomever) from down the road is gonna call you at

8pm, looking for a belt. You'll be a hero. A super hero, if you've still got those belts, that

might (by a slim chance) fit.

     The other thing to consider.  So you walk back into the TSC carrying those belts

to return. You know what... All the other guys in the belt isle will be snickering to each other about the guy

who doesn't know what belt to buy. Of course, they're being all Mocho about it, because

they think they know what they're doing, but the truth is, they are in the middle of a waiting

game. Who gets to be the last one to leave the belt isle, with a whole arm full of belts.

So Brian, how long where you at TSC earlier today??? :smilewink:  :smilewink: :smilewink:  j/k

 

BTW, nice looking system you've got there. :thumbs: Can't wait to see it running.


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Will, I measured the belt without the idle on and it can out to 104". So I walked in and bought a 105" & 107" belt knowing that I would return one of them tomorrow when I go back for something else I forgot. :rolling:

 

Since I turned 50 last Nov. I really don't care about what those other guys have to say. :shoot2: Most of them I have no idea what they are saying anyway, as I don't speak TexMex !! :(


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 08:28 PM

Just wait till you turn 51. By the time you get back to the truck, you won't remember

if you bought the belts.

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Just wait till you turn 51. By the time you get back to the truck, you won't remember

if you bought the belts.

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Or he'll leave them at the checkout counter!


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